Self-Care – Is Exhaustion and Weariness Sucking Your Joy?

June 21st, 2016
Denise in Maui

The basis of self-care is knowing your needs and effectively communicating and executing them, resulting in having and maintaining a cup that is not half full, but overflowing. “You don’t have anything to give you that don’t have” —Oprah Winfrey Self-Care is particularly challenging for women. We tend to put others first and ignore our … Read More

Passion and Play with the Red Fire Monkey

March 8th, 2016
Red Fire Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year (began on February 8th) For many years, I’ve attended a lecture hosted by a fascinating and intelligent woman who thoroughly understands (and very accurately translates) the meanings and messages for the Chinese New Year using Chinese Astrology.  According to this ancient concept, there is an animal assigned to each year and … Read More

What Color is Your Grey?

January 31st, 2016
Grey Goddess

We live in a culture that idolizes perpetual youth. This not-so-subtle pressure can compel us to drive our external aging process underground and avoid the challenges and glories (yes, there are benefits) of going grey. Grey is a catchall name and color for losing hair pigment as we age. Are you a bit curious what your dye … Read More

The “Living Your Beauty as a Greying Goddess” Program

December 8th, 2015
Grey Goddess

During the last several years as I have worked, studied and socialized with many of you, I began to think about the concerns and challenges women face around aging – from greying hair to body changes to a shift in how we, as mature women, want to express ourselves in the world. This includes, of … Read More

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Is that a Grey Hair I See or Silver Strands of Wisdom?

December 8th, 2015
Grey Girl

Often it is the changing color of our hair that signals to us our aging process. When, actually, we are always aging from the moment we are born. Yet, it is on the first sign of grey, white, silver or platinum hair emerging from our temples, when we seriously begin to think of aging. Aging! … Read More

2015 Color of the Year – Marsala

September 23rd, 2015
Marsala

Hark! There is a new lady in town and her name is Marsala. She is the 2015 Color of the Year. Marsala is spicy and enchanting. I know you are going to fall for this sultry, wine-inspired color. Along with Marsala’s arrival, this week brings us the Fall Equinox, and the official end of Summer … Read More

Essence is the Key to Your Style

August 24th, 2015
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Can you remember when you noticed someone in colors or clothing that seemed to “identify” them and completely captured their spirit or personality? To you, their outfit may have appeared kooky, inappropriate, and loud or lacking class, yet their walk, demeanor and attitude conveyed a comfort and confidence that had you smiling at their moxie … Read More

Intuition and the Power of Red

May 18th, 2015
Red for all seasons

Ever since I hit a forklift while learning to ride a motorbike – when my intuition clearly and loudly warned me “You will crash” – I have been paying much more attention to that small voice that comes with a wallop when ignored (I have the lump on my leg to prove it)! It’s about … Read More

Cultivating Your Style

November 20th, 2014
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Are you capturing your optimum style each and every time you get dressed? Whether for a board meeting, social event or casual outing? Looking at your closet, is there an easy-to-recognize theme and color scheme? I recently had the opportunity to work with a wonderful client who needed a wardrobe overhaul. Our strategy was to … Read More

Welcome to Autumn’s Fire!

September 25th, 2014
Autumn Fire Collage

The rich, warm colors of Fall are irresistible: flaming oranges, bold yellows, spicy cinnamons and forest greens. Mother Earth is vividly alive with intense color. Having shifted her wardrobe from the softer hues of Summer, she is filled with fire, and urging us toward bolder expression. Living in Los Angeles, I must be content with … Read More

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